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Mark J. Fucile
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1982
B.S., Lewis and Clark College, business, 1979
Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and District of Columbia Bars
U.S. District Courts for Oregon, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, Idaho and Alaska
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth, DC and Federal Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court
Mark practices throughout the Northwest in two primary areas, legal ethics and product liability defense. Mark also has substantial experience in Oregon real estate condemnation. In addition, Mark teaches legal ethics as an adjunct for the University of Oregon School of Law at its Portland campus.
Mark believes that it is a great privilege to defend someone's reputation, whether an individual attorney in a regulatory proceeding or a major corporation in a product liability case, and approaches his cases in that light.
Before co-founding Fucile & Reising LLP in 2005, Mark was a litigation partner at Oregon's largest law firm. Mark grew up in Portland and returned here after serving as a captain with the U.S. Marines.
Mark has been recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America and is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. He received the Multnomah Bar Award of Merit in 2010.
Mark counsels lawyers, law firms and corporate and governmental legal departments on professional ethics and attorney-client privilege issues, is retained as an expert witness in these areas, handles law firm-related litigation and defends lawyers before courts and regulatory agencies throughout the Northwest. Mark's ethics work includes trying disciplinary cases at the hearing level, briefing and arguing lawyer regulatory cases before the Oregon Supreme Court and handling disqualification motions in state and federal court. He has served as an expert witness on legal ethics issues in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. He also has experience in both judicial disqualification and regulatory matters. Mark is a past member of the Oregon State Bar Legal Ethics Committee, is the inaugural chair of the Washington State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics (and is a past chair of its predecessor, the Rules of Professional Conduct Committee), and is a member of the Idaho State Bar Section on Professionalism & Ethics. Mark has also served as an appointed member of special committees for both the Oregon and Washington State Bars on amendments to their respective professional rules. Mark is a contributing editor-author for the Oregon State Bar's Ethical Oregon Lawyer, the Washington State Bar's Legal Ethics Deskbook and the Washington State Bar's Law of Lawyering in Washington. He is the ethics columnist for the Multnomah (Portland) Bar's Multnomah Lawyer and the Washington State Bar's NWLawyer (formerly Bar News) and is a regular contributor on law firm risk management to the Washington State Bar NWSidebar, the Oregon State Bar Bulletin, the Idaho State Bar Advocate, and the Alaska Bar Rag. Mark is co-chair of the Washington State Bar's annual Law of Lawyering Conference and has presented programs for, among others, the Oregon State Bar, the Washington State Bar, the Idaho State Bar, the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute. Before co-founding Fucile & Reising LLP, he served as in-house ethics counsel at a large Northwest regional law firm. Mark is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility. Mark also teaches legal ethics as an adjunct for the University of Oregon School of Law at its Portland campus.
Mark has handled hundreds of products liability cases since the late 1980s, including jury trials in Oregon state and federal courts. Mark has defended both national and Northwest manufacturers in cases involving automobiles, trucks, consumer and industrial goods, building products and heavy equipment. Mark has particular experience in asbestos product liability defense and regularly defends clients in that area in both Oregon and Washington. Mark is a member of the Oregon State Bar's Products Liability and Litigation Sections, the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute and the invitation-only International Association of Defense Counsel. Mark has also written for the Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal, the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Verdict, DRI's For the Defense and IADC's Defense Counsel Journal.
During his career, Mark has handled over 250 real estate condemnation cases in Oregon, including many jury and court trials over possession, the right to take and valuation. Mark has both prosecuted and defended direct and inverse condemnation cases involving a wide variety of commercial, residential, industrial and specialty properties in Oregon state and federal court. Mark has also handled the "court side" of land use cases for developers. Mark has contributed articles on condemnation to the Oregon State Bar Real Estate & Land Use Digest and has written articles on Oregon condemnation procedure and valuation for the Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal. Mark is a member of the Oregon State Bar's Real Estate & Land Use Section and the ABA Litigation Section's Real Estate Litigation and Condemnation Committee.
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